Muscle diseases can cause weakness, pain and distress, yet pinpointing the exact cause and nature of a condition can be challenging. H&H explains how research is unravelling the complexity of ‘tying-up’

Colic is one of the biggest equine killers, but new research is revealing vital clues about diagnosis and treatment

bug rug mask & drinking

How to deal with bothersome bugs this summer [H&H VIP]

An odd swelling, scratching or general soreness could be a sign that your horse has been bitten or stung. H&H outlines what to look for and the associated risks

Neck fracture

Neck fractures: what’s the outlook? [H&H VIP]

Can a horse recover from a fractured neck? Bruce Bladon MRCVS discusses the challenges of diagnosing and treating major spinal trauma

Hard ground can damage hooves

How to keep hooves healthy this summer [H&H VIP]

Hoof health is a top priority in the summer months, when cracks, splits and bruising can soon lead to soundness problems, so we find out how to survive the season

Jane Nixon MRCVS explores the physical issues as young horses develop the foundations for future health and soundness

H&H’s veterinary expert explains the signs to look out for if you think your horse may be in pain, plus what improvement have taken place in the range of pain relief now available


Can horses catch bird flu? New research [H&H VIP]

How susceptible are horses to bird flu? Peter Green MRCVS examines the latest research

Oasby Horse Trials 07 03 2014

New hope for stifle problems [H&H VIP]

Find out more about a new technique for treating stifle problems

Muck Heap

Why your muck heap might be a salmonella risk [H&H VIP]

You might be surprised by the health risks posed by manure